Video: Stars aren’t the only things falling on Alabama, check out this meteor

Published 2:04 pm Thursday, December 5, 2019

A long-lasting meteor lit up the central Alabama sky this week, according to the National Weather Service.

The service tweeted out a video taken by its camera near Shelby County Airport in Calera that shows the fireball streaking across the dark sky early Wednesday night, news outlets report. Commentors excitedly noted they saw the meteor in other areas, including Tennessee and Mississippi.

A doorbell camera also caught a glimpse of the meteor, according to one Twitter user based in Decatur, Alabama. The video shows the meteor bursting into light as it heads toward and ultimately passes over the home.

Those who missed their chance to wish on a shooting star will have another opportunity this month when the Geminids meteor shower dashes across the sky between Dec. 14 and 15.